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Intro: Am  G  C

Am              G                 C
I was scared of dentists and the dark
Am              G                 C
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Am         G                    C
Oh all my friends are turning green
       Am              G               C
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams


  Am     G         C
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Am         G               C 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am                 G                   C
There's this movie that I think you'll like
     Am             G                C
This guy decides to quit his job and head to New York City
      Am       G           C
This cowboy's running from himself
Am                G              C
She's been living on the highest shelf


  Am     G         C
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Am         G               C 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am           G               C
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Am             G                C
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
Am          G              C
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Am              G                 C 
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way


   Am         G               C 
I swear she's destined for the screen
Am               G                C    
Closest thing to Michelle Phipher that you've ever seen oh


Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong
                    Am        G                           C 
I gotta lump in my throat cos you're gonna sing the words wrong

Outro: Db
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377 Comments

  1. Blue Chocolate Frogs

    Is there an easier way to play the Ab?

  2. I tune my ukulele up a half step so it sound like I have the capo on the first fret. Then for the transposer I put it down to -1

  3. Update I believe that is a G/F9sus4

  4. If you do -1 then the Am, G, and C are really easy however the G sounds a little bit off and I find the if you just do 2nd string, 1st fret and strum that instead, it sounds better. Not sure what the name of that chord is though.

  5. You can use am, g, and c, instead and it sounds just as lovely

  6. yum snails

    on transpose -6 i personally find that using A7 instead of D is easier and to me it kind of just sounds better so idk there’s a tip i guess??

  7. and for the chorus I used DD U UDU

  8. Bre McLeish

    strumming pattern: DD UDU

  9. Ray with a Uke

    -1 in Transposer is super easy. Chords G, C, & Am are used, and it still sounds really great. This song is good for beginners who have gotten the hang of G and aren’t ready to use strumming patterns. If you strum the note only when it tells you a new note, it still sounds really good with singing or as accompiment.

  10. i wish i could play da uke

    • Cool girl

      It’s not that hard, I mean some of the chords are too hard for me but it is mostly pretty easy

  11. I think you guys should make easy and advanced chords for songs!
    Unless if there is already that, and I have not noticed it IDK?

  12. Strumming pattern that I use is D DU UD U

  13. Am G C

  14. -1 and strumming pattern id DDUDU

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